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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 08, 1915, NOON EDITION, Image 12

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On the whole, I think the people of
Chicago were much wiser than their
editorial advisers and that they
served their own interests best when
they defeated-tbe loop and the boss
es and elected Thompson mayor.
Considering all the powerful inter
ests that tried to put Sweitzer over,
with unlimited funds with which to
do it, the result of the election was
a splendid tribute to the intelligence
and independence of the people of
Chicago; and I hope Thompson is big
enough to see that his opportunity
hes in faithfully serving all of the .peo
ple and making good.
If he doesn't make good as a serv
ant of the people it will be his own
fault. The people have done their
part m giving him the opportunity,
and by putting him in office free from
obligation to anybody but the peo
ple themselves.
o o
April 15 will be the big day in the
scrap between union labor and the
bosses in Chicago. Silently both
sides are preparing for a bitter
struggle which must come unless
the employers' associations accept
the separate agreement.
The carpenters, with all men at
work, are busy signing up. Con
tractors not members of the Car
penters' and Builders' Ass'n have
separate agreements.
They are trying something new,
according to Daniel Galvin, sec
retary of the Carpenters' District
Council. The owners themselves
are being signed where there is a
doubt about the contractor on the
job. Twenty-nine business agents
are busy getting signatures on the
contracts before war is declared on
the builders' association April 15.
With a big whoop the contractors
association announced yesterday
that all union painters objecting to
the uniform agreement had been
locked out.
' "Old stuff" was the comment of
1 the union men. The contractors
always pull off the same statement
after we have gone out The "lock
out" means nothing, for Thursday
every union painter who had worked
for the Building Contractors' Em
poyesl association had laid down
the brush. These totaled 2,000.
"We have 8,000 men securely fix
ed with 450 firms where they have
union conditions and the separate
agreement," declared L. P. Lindelof,
business agent.
"We are awaiting April 15 when,
the agreements of the other unions
run out and they have formally an
nounced their stand Then we shall
swing into action along with the
"Our course will be affected by
the stand of the carpenters and they
will agree only to a separate con
tract with employing firm.
"Meanwhile we are signing up the
450 independent firms in the city
and with four out of five men at
work are ready for anything."
"Have you heard about that Mex
ican Ferris wheel at the fair?"
"No. Why Mexican?"
"Because it's capable of any n,um-
oer oi revolutions. -
L'LT J jrlfrilgriiil

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